Wednesday, January 04, 2012

jan 11-14 | never swim alone | twu

Featuring Julie Casselman (THE GREAT DIVORCE) and directed by Becky MacDormand (stage manager for CASINO AND THE DISAPPEARING), this is a promising student production of Daniel MacIvor's NEVER SWIM ALONE at TWU.

Daniel MacIvor is a brilliant, quick-paced, comedic, yet challenging writer who embodies all of his skill within his play, "Never Swim Alone."

Childhood friends, Frank and Bill, have gone through everything together: "I saw the look of another woman in his father's eyes,... I smelled the bourbon on his mother's breath, I kept it a secret his aunt was his sister..." Everything! But there's one defining incident, that happened many years ago, which has indefinitely changed the course of their friendship and the course of their lives. A present-day one upmanship competition between these two men, judged by a referee who looks strikingly like the girl from the beach that fateful day and who embodies their surrealist competition, pushes them to the limits of their friendship and their humanity. The results of the competition are catastrophic resulting in their desperation and possible death.

When: January 11-14 -shows at 7:30 and a 2pm matinee on the 14th.
How much: Tickets are $5 at the door
Where: Trinity Western University's theatre

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